The first public beta release of K2 version 3 is finally here!
It's been more than a year's work so far designing the application and actually building it, and now we're just a few months away from the final stable 3.0.0 release!
This beta release is now available for testers and early adopters but it is NOT recommended for production websites. There are quite a few things to iron out (from parameter inheritance to frontend templates to the actual UI) and we'll use all the help we can get from your feedback in order to complete version 3.0.0.
Here's a short demo video, showcasing the responsiveness of the new UI. Yeap, it feels like a desktop grade app. K2 v3.x is running on a remote (busy) dev server.
In this first video, I'm browsing and filtering a list of 100 K2 items, by using the top filters as well as the pagination buttons. Then I switch to "infinite scrolling" mode (no pagination, just a stream of all items).
Of course there are various things to "iron out" - design wise - and small bugs, but the functionality is ready!
K2 version 2.6.8 is now available to download for everyone. This is a maintenance update and it includes performance optimizations & bug fixes. The highlight of this release is the switch to the InnoDB storage engine for new installations of K2. In non-geek terms this means a lot better database read/write performance on websites with high traffic and/or large number of K2 items, comments etc.
Recientemente, Nuevvo liberó al público Takai, el sitio demo oficial de K2, como una plantilla para Joomla!/K2. Esta nueva versión ha sido completamente modernizada y convertido a un diseño adaptativo.
Utiliza varias familias de colores (con la opción de crear propias), fue construida utilizado cuadrículas flexibles y viene con las mismas características y parámetros disponibles en las plantilla habituales de Nuevvo.
Takai es un excelente punto de partida para aquellos que están iniciando en el uso de K2.
Nuevvo has just released Takai, the official K2 demo site, as a free Joomla!/K2 template, available for everyone to download and use.
This new iteration of the demo site has been fully modernized to be responsive, uses multi-color variations (with the option to create yours as well), is built using flexible grids, features cool off-canvas navigation (when on mobile) and uses Nuevvo's awesome no-framework template parameters & standard features.
Takai is the best starting point for everyone just joining the K2 Community.
So why this move to Github you ask? Well, Github will now make it a lot easier for casual developers (and experts of course) to submit code to the K2 code base. Previously this was a very tedious process with Google Code, such that most third-party additions or improvements were essentially completed manually via the bug tracker.
This also means that bug solving will now be a lot faster and more transparent.
Finally, since we're moving to a new code repo, you'll notice that http://getk2.org/bugtracker now properly redirects over to the Github "issues" section of the K2 project.
We also plan to utilize Github's "wiki" features to gradually have a proper and up-to-date documentation on the latest K2 code base.